WAYNE ZEBZDA'S ART
RIPOFF / ON THE NATURE OF SECURITY
LIVE INSTALLATION AT ARTSPACE SAN FRANCISCO
This project contained two live guard dogs (Bruiser and Contessa) who would roam through 90 feet of cage tunnels protecting a habitat of gold (a tilted living quarters). The gold color was a cheap "appliance gold " and was a metaphor for the value of precious memories we attach to our personal objects...none more personal than ones home. The dogs were taken to my studio every night and were walked and well fed .The installation was exhibited at Artspace San Francisco. I wanted the visitor to approach this project as if you were trespassing like a thief. I believe it was a reaction to getting my vehicle broken into in San Francisco over a dozen times in just three years.
Various sculptures and objects inhabited an adjacent room, all touching on securing things. A bicycle with ball and chain, a lead wallet, a heart protector steel plate...etc...